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New at RISM: Ferdinand Hiller @ RISM

An exhibit, a symposium and concerts celebrate the 200th birthday of the Frankfurt musician.

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New at RISM: Peter Grønland @ RISM

Everybody is talking about Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday this month. But it is not only him who has a celebration in October 2011. Peter Grønland, a Danish composer 50 years older than Liszt, is also observing a milestone birthday.

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New at RISM: Christian Gotthilf Tag @ RISM

Christian Gotthilf Tag (2 April 1735 – 19 July 1811) was a notable German cantor, organist, and composer of the 18th century. Although his influence was only felt in Saxony, a variety of copies and commissions from Hamburg, Berlin, and Danzig have lead to his works being preserved today throughout...

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New at RISM: Johannes Tinctoris @ RISM

Not much is known about the life of Johannes Tinctoris, although he was the most famous music theorist of his time. What is known is the year of his death, even if the exact date is unclear: Tinctoris died before 12 October 1511—500 years ago. This son of a magistrate was born Jehan de Taintenier...

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RISM online catalog, New at RISM, New publications: New Version of RISM’s Online Catalog with Incipit Search Released

A new version of the OPAC for the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) was released at the end of March 2011. New features in this version are a music incipit search, links to digital objects, and various minor improvements, including display of holding libraries in cases of ownership...

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New at RISM: Hippolyte Chélard @ RISM

The artistic career of Hippolyte-André-Jean-Baptiste Chélard (1 February 1789, Paris – 12 February 1861, Weimar) began on 29 June 1827 with the premiere of the tragédie lyrique Macbeth at the Académie royale de musique. Almost exactly one year later, on 20 June 1828, a revised German version was...

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New at RISM: Francesco Feo @ RISM

Who knows Francesco Feo (1691-1761)? He is one of many musicians whose lives will be celebrated this year, as January 28 is the 250th anniversary of his death. Feo is a distinguished representative of the Neapolitan school from the first half of the 18th century. His name is often dropped in...

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New at RISM: Season's Greetings

The RISM Zentralredaktion wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We invite you to flip through our large selection of predominantly unfamiliar Christmas music sources from our online catalogue.

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New at RISM: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach @ RISM

Misjudged, underappreciated, a failure, enfant terrible, the most abused composer: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) has been characterized again and again by these attributes. His 300th birthday has been celebrated in recent months in a variety of ways. The Bach Museum in Leipzig presented the...

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New at RISM: Luigi Cherubini @ RISM

This year marks the 250th birthday of Luigi Cherubini (14 September 1760, Florence – 15 March 1842, Paris). Luigi Cherubini was admired by his contemporaries, but it is rare nowadays to find his works on concert programmes or among the repertoires of the world’s opera houses. Cherubini dominated...

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